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THEY SAY

—That'the opening of the Grafton Bridge was a sad example of oratory misapplied. —That another foreign Grand Opera Company is coming to New Zealand. Look out for squalls. —That George George wasn't invited to deliver a speech at the opening of the Grafton Bridge. Why this out* rage? —That the sleeping sickness microbe still haunts Auckland, as was eviuenced by the small polling at the mayoral election. —That, according to F. Hull, the Stock Exchange is supposed to protect the interests of shareholders. Yes, it is supposed to. —That the sensation of the week was the appearance in Queen-street of Bart Kent with an ordinary felt hat on. Where's that resplendent beiltopper? —that the "Herald" gravely records the fact that a large number of pedestrians passed over the Grafton Bridge last Sunday. This is indeed startling news. —That there is no truth in .the rumour that Sir Thos. Sutherland, managing director of the P. and O. Company, has offered to hand over.his billet to Jack Kneen. —That Arthur Rosaer has Wellington. By the way, there are some vacant seats on the Legislative Council.; Was Arthur's journey another case of canse and effect 1 . —That W. F. Massey has recently . been receiving deputations from settlers, wanting roads. What will the Hon.. Roddy say to this " owdacious " poaching upon his preserves ? —That some of the female touts at the mayoral election were more conspicuous for loud voices than for good manners, and would have been better employed in minding the baby (if any) \ —That, according to John Mitchell, although Charlie Rosegger has left Auckland, his deeds will live after him. Very true. We know several people who would be willing to give a certificate to that effect. —That what with the Knyvett case, the dismantling of Government House, the oyster famine, and other recent happenings, it is little wonder that W. F. Massey is. smiling. More arrows for the Opposition quiver. —That the leaves of the potato flower are being dried' and. made into cigars in France. We've a sort of an idea that we have struck some of these cigars in Queemstreet lately. Where is the Inspector of Noxious Weedß ? —That thirteen Anglican ■ missionaries are about to leave England for New Zealand. The combination of the unlucky number thirteen and the parsons seems likely to prove an unfortunate one for the boat they travel in. -I '..-■;" . I;-. ■■'- " •. : ; —That, after his opening speech last Saturday, members of tbe Pakuranga Hunt feel quite satisfied that Dennis O'Rorke, at one time or another, has imprinted an osculatory salute upon the Blarney stone. A model of brief eloquence. —That the curly-haired individual with the bell-copper and frock-coat at the opening of the bridge! was at first taken by the mob for a distinguished - visitor who hail accompanied Arthur' ■ Myerß out Irom Home. .Closer - scrutiny, howeVer, revealed the fact thafit was only George Knight in disguise.

' —That the « Star's "attitude on the £jj Government Bouse question iajmorefis% one of £s. d. than of dignity. l t >r s ° 3"' v % V —That some local, restaurants have! i. '-f-': raised the price of beefsteak. Is tkleV<,££ due to the rise iv the price of rubber 1) t-xi » ' > w v ' s ' * * y ""& —That the pareons are poking their" *W<noses in to' the Boy Scout organisation;. U and indignation is rife among scout- 3masters. - ~ ~"' - ' { % —That Paddy Doran reckons he""v/: could strike the reason pf the drop in -'„ Waihi shares at one hit. He's been? . n J' Larn(er)in'. , / \ ""!% —That the Ferguson Smelting Co.'s;' furnaces are superfluous. Some of the' , v shareholders' remarks would do the jjob just as well. —That a Dunedin tradesman, who' '/ went bankrupt some years ago, is now 5 paying.all bis creditors in full. Bang , - go sundry saxpences. < « —That Lai. Fallwell, the Warkworth pill merchant, has a sad tale to tell r , regarding cheese. Ask him about it', -v but insure your life first. r - \\ —That last Monday Was observed as "Darby Day" by a number of local? I business men. "f is to be hoped the "~i dividends were satisfactory. ( —That Joe Molloy doesn't intend to indulge in any more lightning aero-, batie teats in boarding tram Cars, thank you. once bitten, twice shy. < '' "" —That, according to Professor; Herdman, "a single oyster can pro* 'j duce 16,000,000 young." How many .v can a married oyster produce ? —That an Aucklander recently' *, asked his doctor what to take to cure - . ( ' a red nose. The medico told him to take nothing, especially between meals. ' 7 - —That John Peet has roused the lj , fighting blood of the O'Donogbue, and "\ that a volcanic eruption out Mount. Roskill way was only narrowly averted. ' ! —That no less than seventeen local -' people are experimenting with aeroplanes, and T. Gresham is watching their movements with deep professional interest. "'^ —That tbe " thou shalt not poach," "" notices on the oyster beds caused grief j, j and woe to o»Mauncb trippers on Sunday, May 1. More Government ~ ,"'- Lvotes lost. . -i- ».' —That tbe Hon. George Fowlds has »"* been opening a new school rifle: range. l If any rifles are wanted for it, a .-■>■ \ mighty big one can be found at { ' t Government House. - *V, * ■> —That the latest excuse with Albert , s ' i Park dossers is that they're there to« ,';' see the comet. Unfortunately, tbe i '*% police don't seem inclined to encourage ,1 the study of astronomy. '** —That the Waihi shares haven't \'y, fallen half so far as the faces of some,, % of the holders. Once it was the smite ' \f> that wouldn't come off; now it is 6h'e wS' smile that won't go on. k ?(. —That a photographer has been <.v fined for taking a photo at Palmerston - t ~4 North on a Sunday. The Palmerston ' ~*f police can't have recovered, from £he ; Powelka nervousness. - '-% —That a bore in Napier has a - capacity of between 67000 N and 7,000 '_/_f gallons per hour. There are several ~ / bar bores in Auckland who have a /< ( %" much greater capacity than that. ~ljp, ,l jp —That Bees George has recently been initiating €. Brockway-Rogers : '/y into tbe mysteries of hookey, and • && Brockway is satisfied that a hockey / % stick discovers a multitude of shins. ' /'Vf —That a local bootseller is MverUsing "a good stock of bankrupt ladies' and gentlemen's boots forsale.". ''/3| Official Assignee Gerard must have' *' M t;eeji having a very busy time lately.' 'mffyuX Parnell refused to have a ~' ->M Fitt, and that Birkenhead took the *'iS needle at the Taylor. Strange how '-".Jf administrative genius goes unapprtV '}0M ciate'd in this bard and wicked world. '' tsm —That Sam Atkins has got a de* V ''4m cidedly solid retort for 'misguided, people who ask him how he feels after V jSfci that alleged motor car mishap. The ''Hwk said retort takes the shape o! half..i':'--sS brick. , - > x K ~.sjj

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THEY SAY, Observer, Volume XXX, Issue 34, 7 May 1910

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THEY SAY Observer, Volume XXX, Issue 34, 7 May 1910

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